What to do and see in Laurel, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 19, 2017 Milan Banda

Laurel is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 3,708 at the 2010 census. Laurel is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. It once hosted the Laurel Blue Hens of the Eastern Shore Baseball League.
Restaurants in Laurel

1. Skydive Delmarva

32524 Aero Dr, Laurel, DE 19956-4394
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5 based on 8 reviews

Skydive Delmarva

Reviewed By Kedwards91011 - Hockessin, Delaware

The employees of this operation are fantastic. Super friendly and helpful. For a potential nerve racking experience, this went super smooth. Only stress was would the sky hold out for perfect diving. My son jumped with a trained diver. Awesome guy. He told me son clearly and calmly what would happen and what he had to do. Went exactly as he said. The videographer is worth investing in. Video is great and so are still pictures. Going again in the spring for jump number 2!

2. 3rd Wave Brewing Co

501 N Bi State Blvd, Delmar, DE 19940-1106 +1 301-907-0423
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

3rd Wave Brewing Co

Reviewed By Dogmom11236 - Milford, Delaware

Third Wave is a small local brewery- we sampled all of their beers, and they were all pretty good. A few minor flaws here and there, nothing major. No food, although there was a food truck outside. I will be visiting again as the people were nice, and they are dog friendly.

3. Governor Ross Mansion

1101 N Pine Street Ext, Seaford, DE 19973-5754 +1 302-628-9500
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Governor Ross Mansion

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

This is probably the furthest north "southern plantation" I have seen. The Seaford Historical Society is taking excellent care of this property.They also seem to offer a lot of educational programs. The Ross Mansion, Slave Quarters, granary are some of the attractions. Inexpensive and educational.

4. Old Christ Church, Laurel

Chipman's Pond Rd. and Christ Church Road, Broad Creek Hundred, Laurel, DE 19956-0395 +1 302-430-4310
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5 based on 5 reviews

Old Christ Church, Laurel

Reviewed By Maggie P - Laurel, Delaware

I was at Old Christ Church, Laurel two days ago for a special concert. There is not a lot to see, on one level: just the church, in a beautiful setting on the shores of Chipmans Pond. The church was built in 1771, and has never been plumbed or electrified. Delaware governor Nathaniel Mitchell, Revolutionary War veteran, is buried in the little graveyard. Inside, the acoustics for a concert or a sermon are wonderful. Also see the three story pulpit, the balcony which contains exhibits about the history of Old Christ Church, and the box pews. Open for Sunday services, first Sundays of the months June through September. Also, special holiday services, and OCC is available for weddings. http://www.dioceseofdelaware.net/old-christ-church-laurel/

5. The Seaford Museum

203 High St, Seaford, DE 19973-3909
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

The Seaford Museum

Reviewed By Chimesboss - Ocean View, Delaware

Seaford was once the nylon capital of the world. From small rural transportation center in the 1930's the railroad and boat traffic connected here, to the place were nylon was first spun into thread in industrial quantity came in that decade.

The museum has a wide variety of artifacts, and ranges over many different aspects of life in this town. It touches on its most notorious resident Patty Cannon a pirate in a skirt on dry land, touches on the always touchy issue of race, water and a number of other aspects of the life of the town. You find out things like in addition to the birthplace of synthetic textile production, it also was the birthplace of the right on red road rule and its connection to the textile plant.

What was not covered in detail was the farm life, beyond poultry production that may well have driven the waterfront shipping and rail connections but there was much else to see in it. Allow yourself time and plan to come back. The docent we met was informative and willing to tour you through the museum and knew her stuff.

A package of admission to both the museum and the Governor Ross home, an antebellum home on the outskirts of town is available, but be forewarned unless you start the day early it isn't possible to give each the time they need. The good news is the tickets are good for a year so it is a bargain.

As newcomers to Delmarva, beyond the beaches this was one of the better introductions to life in these communities.

6. Middle Point - Mason Dixon Marker

Route 54, Delmar, DE 19940
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3.5 based on 8 reviews

Middle Point - Mason Dixon Marker

Reviewed By TryppAdams - Minneapolis, Minnesota

These original markers site in the Southwest corner of Delaware, a few miles east of Mardella Springs, MD on Rte 54 and a few miles west of Delmar. Here you can see where the state lines were originally marked and our first state was formed, also what is often considered the separation of the north and south.

7. Trap Pond State Park

33587 Cypress Dr., Laurel DE, 19956, DE 19956 +1 302-875-5153
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Trap Pond State Park

Reviewed By srwilliford - Delaware

My wife and I took some of our grandchildren camping at Trap Pond. We rented an air-conditioned "Yurt" for the night. They have two Yurts and some cabins, as well as, many campsites at the park. The park is well maintained and our grandchildren enjoyed their first camping trip.

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